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Attwood Marshall Lawyers welcomes new legislation to support first responders battling PTSD under QLD WorkCover

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law, General Legal

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace presented a Bill to Parliament amending the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 to make…

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Executors beware! You may be personally liable for the expenses of administering an estate or legal costs of defending a Will

April Kennedy Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

Many people are unaware of the expenses involved when you are the Executor in an estate and are required to…

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Workers’ Compensation schemes investigated as unethical practices exposed – WorkCover QLD the best scheme in Australia!

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

Attwood Marshall Lawyers welcomes the joint investigation by The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and ABC TV’s Four Corners which…

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New rules for crossing the QLD border as COVID-19 continues to spread

Jeff Garrett General Legal

Attwood Marshall Lawyers · Jeff Garrett – QLD-NSW Border Restrictions New rules are in place and are frequently changing as…

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Small Business Ombudsman launches Inquiry into insurance company premium hikes and refusing cover

Andrea McGarry Business & Commercial, General Legal

Complaints are flowing in as small businesses battle insurance providers who are denying cover or simply inflating premiums to levels…

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Special conditions in property contracts – the stakes are high if you get them wrong

Raphaelle Worrall General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Ensuring Property Contracts are overseen by an experienced solicitor is imperative for property transactions. Poorly written or vague special conditions…

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House hunters receiving JobKeeper – pros, cons and considerations

Barry van Heerden General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

The process of applying for a home loan can be daunting at the best of times. For the estimated 6…

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Defending a Contested Will: Your Role as Executor

April Kennedy Estate Litigation, General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

Defending a contested Will can be a complicated and stressful event for Executors. Estate Litigation Associate, April Kennedy, gives valuable…

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The court-approved Will for minors and those who lack capacity

Amelia Clout Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

A Will can provide peace of mind to the Will-maker, knowing their intentions to provide for their family are legally…

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Equine Law Q&A – What should the equine community consider

Georgia Taylor Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

As last week’s Equestrian Queensland, Equestrian Community Hub Q&A presenter, Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Georgia Taylor, takes a look at our…

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Challenging a Will based on mental capacity

April Kennedy Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

Capacity can be an emotionally charged topic, especially in relation to Dementia or Alzheimer’s and other degenerative conditions. Estate Litigation…

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ASIC slams banks for inaction and spending more money on consultants than to its customers

Georgia Taylor Bank, Finance and Super Disputes, General Legal

Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Georgia Taylor, follows-up on the ongoing behaviour of banks and their remediation programs with ASIC slamming them…

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The Sky`s the Limit for our Attwood Marshall Staff!

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

When the adventurous Lesley Barnes is not managing our Wills & Estates and Family Law departments, she is out and…

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Changes to the Laws Relating to De Facto Relationships

Hayley Condon Family Law

Changes to Laws Relating to De Facto Relationships On 1 March 2009 the laws relating to De Facto Relationship couples…

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Parenting Plans in a Nutshell

Hayley Condon Family Law

In an amicable relationship breakup, and particularly where parties, who are able to communicate well with each other, feel they…

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How to finalise property settlement once and for all

Jeff Garrett Family Law

We occasionally hear people say they have done a “property settlement” with their spouse by way of a verbal agreement…

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Property Settlement and the Four Step Process

Donna Tolley Family Law

As a party to a marriage or a de facto relationship, you have the right to a property settlement on…

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Insurance and Your Investment Unit

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Property Law

Body Corporate insurance can be confusing most of the time. It appears there are always arguments between Body Corporates and…

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What Happens to the Deposit when a Buyer is Declared Bankrupt?

Charles Lethbridge Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

It is surprising how many people become insolvent overnight. Sometimes this can be due to matters out of their control…

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New Laws Impact on Swimming Pools

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

A quick reminder to agents and vendors selling properties in NSW which contain a swimming pool or spa pool, from…

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Are You Buying Property in Your Self-Managed Super Fund?

Barry van Heerden Property Law

In recent times we have noted a substantial increase in parties buying property in their self-managed super funds (“SMSF”). SMSF’s…

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Warning to Agents: Don’t Just Rely on Vendor’s Instructions

Attwood Marshall Property Law

A long running dispute about a car park space has resulted in a real estate agency firm unsuccessfully arguing that…

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Buying or selling property?

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Buying or selling property? We have all the bases covered at Attwood Marshall Lawyers BRISBANE, ROBINA, COOLANGATTA, KINGSCLIFF Only experienced…

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Meet Our Property and Commercial Team

Holly Gilholme Business & Commercial, Property Law

We have some fresh faces within the Attwood Marshall`s Property and Commercial team to extend on our knowledge and experience….

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Is a Duplex Exempt from Strata Rules?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law

[ssboost]For many retirees the purchase of a duplex (or 2 lot strata scheme) is a perfect compromise between a unit…

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Important Changes to NSW Swimming Pool Laws

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

By Emma Heuston Selling or Leasing a Property in NSW? Don’t Be Left High and Dry By Recent Changes! The…

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Preparing Contracts? Don’t Do This!

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

By Barry van Heerden With the real estate market gaining momentum, it is important that real estate agents pay attention…

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Steve Job’s Shed, an Historic Site? Really?

Barry van Heerden Property Law

By Barry van Heerden The Silicone Valley home of Steve Jobs has been listed as an historic site by the…

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Thinking of transferring your property to a family member?

Angela Harry Property Law

By Angela Harry What you need to consider and why independent legal advice is important! It is quite common for…

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Young pregnant widow loses home without letters of administration – Wills & Estates Law – Blog

April Kennedy Wills & Estates

The sad case of a young couple torn apart by tragedy has highlighted the importance for people of all ages…

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How can you contest a Will? – Wills and Estates Law – Podcast

Melissa Tucker General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers estate litigation solicitor, Melissa Tucker, responds to commonly asked questions about how can you contest a Will….

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Unfair commissions and financial mismanagement – NSW Trustee and Guardian cannot be trusted

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

There is a myth in the general public that the NSW Trustee and Guardian is to be trusted because they…

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Lynette Dawson Murder Cold Case and the ‘Forfeiture Rule’

Lucy McPherson General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

A PE teacher, a schoolgirl, an affair, and a dead mother. The case of missing woman Lynette Dawson lay cold…

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Tragic Death Reminder to Leave the Gift of Life With Your Will

Melissa Tucker General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

THE passing of Gold Coast organ donation advocate, Leslie Fitz-Gerald, left a poignant reminder of the importance in the selfless…

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Why the Aged Care Royal Commission Needs to Investigate Nursing Home ‘Exit Fees’

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers has called for the Aged Care Royal Commission to probe the use of “unconscionable” nursing home ‘exit…

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No Will for Aretha Franklin’s $80m estate – what happens next?

Angela Harry General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers Wills and Estates partner Angela Harry discusses the passing of singer Aretha Franklin to highlight the pitfalls…

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Attwood Marshall assists Salvo`s in Wills Day!

Donna Tolley Charity & Community, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have over the last 3 weeks participated in the Salvation Army Will Days at our offices in…

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Sues his Children for Elder Abuse and Fraud

Melissa Tucker Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and a former business manager, accusing them of misusing his…

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Are You an Executor in a Contested Estate?

Jeff Garrett Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Duties of an executor when a claim is made against the estate Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett discusses this issue…

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Challenging a Will on the Grounds of Undue Influence or Suspicious Circumstances

Angela Harry Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Manipulation of elderly and vulnerable family members to change their Wills under undue influence or suspicious circumstances Attwood Marshall Wills &…

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Be Careful who you Appoint as your Enduring Power of Attorney!

Attwood Marshall Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Financial Abuse by Attorneys who are Family Members We recently wrote about the alarming statistics surrounding Elder Abuse in our…

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Young pregnant widow loses home without letters of administration – Wills & Estates Law – Blog

April Kennedy Wills & Estates

The sad case of a young couple torn apart by tragedy has highlighted the importance for people of all ages…

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How can you contest a Will? – Wills and Estates Law – Podcast

Melissa Tucker General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers estate litigation solicitor, Melissa Tucker, responds to commonly asked questions about how can you contest a Will….

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Unfair commissions and financial mismanagement – NSW Trustee and Guardian cannot be trusted

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

There is a myth in the general public that the NSW Trustee and Guardian is to be trusted because they…

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Lynette Dawson Murder Cold Case and the ‘Forfeiture Rule’

Lucy McPherson General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

A PE teacher, a schoolgirl, an affair, and a dead mother. The case of missing woman Lynette Dawson lay cold…

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Tragic Death Reminder to Leave the Gift of Life With Your Will

Melissa Tucker General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

THE passing of Gold Coast organ donation advocate, Leslie Fitz-Gerald, left a poignant reminder of the importance in the selfless…

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Why the Aged Care Royal Commission Needs to Investigate Nursing Home ‘Exit Fees’

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers has called for the Aged Care Royal Commission to probe the use of “unconscionable” nursing home ‘exit…

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No Will for Aretha Franklin’s $80m estate – what happens next?

Angela Harry General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers Wills and Estates partner Angela Harry discusses the passing of singer Aretha Franklin to highlight the pitfalls…

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Attwood Marshall assists Salvo`s in Wills Day!

Donna Tolley Charity & Community, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have over the last 3 weeks participated in the Salvation Army Will Days at our offices in…

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Sues his Children for Elder Abuse and Fraud

Melissa Tucker Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and a former business manager, accusing them of misusing his…

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Are You an Executor in a Contested Estate?

Jeff Garrett Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Duties of an executor when a claim is made against the estate Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett discusses this issue…

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Challenging a Will on the Grounds of Undue Influence or Suspicious Circumstances

Angela Harry Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Manipulation of elderly and vulnerable family members to change their Wills under undue influence or suspicious circumstances Attwood Marshall Wills &…

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Be Careful who you Appoint as your Enduring Power of Attorney!

Attwood Marshall Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Financial Abuse by Attorneys who are Family Members We recently wrote about the alarming statistics surrounding Elder Abuse in our…

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Young pregnant widow loses home without letters of administration – Wills & Estates Law – Blog

April Kennedy Wills & Estates

The sad case of a young couple torn apart by tragedy has highlighted the importance for people of all ages…

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How can you contest a Will? – Wills and Estates Law – Podcast

Melissa Tucker General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers estate litigation solicitor, Melissa Tucker, responds to commonly asked questions about how can you contest a Will….

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Unfair commissions and financial mismanagement – NSW Trustee and Guardian cannot be trusted

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

There is a myth in the general public that the NSW Trustee and Guardian is to be trusted because they…

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Lynette Dawson Murder Cold Case and the ‘Forfeiture Rule’

Lucy McPherson General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

A PE teacher, a schoolgirl, an affair, and a dead mother. The case of missing woman Lynette Dawson lay cold…

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Tragic Death Reminder to Leave the Gift of Life With Your Will

Melissa Tucker General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

THE passing of Gold Coast organ donation advocate, Leslie Fitz-Gerald, left a poignant reminder of the importance in the selfless…

READ MORE

Why the Aged Care Royal Commission Needs to Investigate Nursing Home ‘Exit Fees’

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers has called for the Aged Care Royal Commission to probe the use of “unconscionable” nursing home ‘exit…

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No Will for Aretha Franklin’s $80m estate – what happens next?

Angela Harry General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers Wills and Estates partner Angela Harry discusses the passing of singer Aretha Franklin to highlight the pitfalls…

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Attwood Marshall assists Salvo`s in Wills Day!

Donna Tolley Charity & Community, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have over the last 3 weeks participated in the Salvation Army Will Days at our offices in…

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Sues his Children for Elder Abuse and Fraud

Melissa Tucker Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and a former business manager, accusing them of misusing his…

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Are You an Executor in a Contested Estate?

Jeff Garrett Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Duties of an executor when a claim is made against the estate Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett discusses this issue…

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Challenging a Will on the Grounds of Undue Influence or Suspicious Circumstances

Angela Harry Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Manipulation of elderly and vulnerable family members to change their Wills under undue influence or suspicious circumstances Attwood Marshall Wills &…

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Be Careful who you Appoint as your Enduring Power of Attorney!

Attwood Marshall Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Financial Abuse by Attorneys who are Family Members We recently wrote about the alarming statistics surrounding Elder Abuse in our…

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Millionaire leaves Estate to Neighbour

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has heard Betty Harris who died aged 95 in 2009 with no children,…

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Contesting Wills on grounds of lack of mental capacity

Jeff Garrett Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

A recent Qld Supreme Court decision involving a “Free Will” done by the Public Trustee of Qld has highlighted the…

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QLD Origin Legend Artie Beetson – Will Disaster – By Melissa Tucker – Associate

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Listen to our interview with Wills & Estates Lawyer, by Melissa Tucker. Last December Rugby League immortal Artie Beetson suffered a…

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Testamentary Capacity – A challenge for the elderly

Jeff Garrett Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett discusses the challenges around Testamentary Capacity The onset of Alzheimer’s disease or some form of…

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How crucial is the photographer’s job to catch the ‘first kiss’ as husband and wife

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Melbourne newlyweds Jarrad and Sheree Mitchell issued proceedings in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal  against photographic company Studio Edge…

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No duty of care owed by Builder/Developer to Owners Corporation

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Owners Corporations need to be mindful of two recent landmark decisions handed down in the Supreme Court of NSW where…

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Man sues Google for Defamation and wins

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

A Victorian man has been awarded $200,000 in damages, in the Victorian Supreme Court for hurt feelings and loss of…

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Another win for the Telecommunication Scam Victims

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

On 6 July 2012, his Honour Justice Cowdroy found that irrespective that Technology Leasing Limited (“TLL”) was successful in their…

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Compliance with the Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011 (Cth) when filing an Application to Set Aside a Statutory Demand

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Further to our article published on Thursday, 21 October 2010 (When Should a Statutory Demand be Issued?), the Civil Dispute…

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Like to put a bet on? – Online betting providers are supplying credit

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Would you put a bet on for $10,000.00 on a horse when you had no money in your pocket? You…

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Personal Guarantees (Part 3) – When can they be set aside?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Unfair and Unjust and the Contracts Review Act 1980 (NSW) Generally speaking, in deciding whether to set aside a Personal…

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Personal Guarantees (Part 2) – When can they be set aside?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Part 2 – Common Law – Misrepresentation and Unconscionable Conduct and Undue Influence:- At common law, there are a number…

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Personal Guarantees (Part 1) – When can they be set aside?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Part 1  –  Emotional Dependence The principle of ‘Emotional Dependence’ was established in the following cases:- a)     Commercial Bank of…

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The Hidden risks of Personal Guarantees

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Everyone knows signing a personal guarantee comes with a significant risk, but did you know that many guarantees these days…

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Is there still any need for a Shareholders Agreement?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

There is an old saying that goes more or less like this:- “When poverty walks through the front door, love…

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Fears scheme for workers is being exploited by bosses

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

The increase of company collapses while owing their workers redundancy payments has resulted in the cost of the federal government…

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Don’t Euthanise Your Business – Valuing What You Have (Part 3 of Our Business Succession Series)

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial

By Barry van Heerden PART 3 As previously indicated in parts 1 and 2, Buy/Sell Agreements, which are also called Business Wills, are means…

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Don’t Euthanise Your Business – Dealing With Disaster

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial

As we have noted in Part 1 of this series, business succession involves the development of strategies that will assist the…

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When Cooling Off Can Turn Really Hot

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law

By Barry van Heerden Contracts for the sale of residential properties in Queensland and New South Wales are subject to…

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Why an Enduring Power of Attorney is Important for Self-Managed Super Funds

Angela Harry Business & Commercial, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

By Angela Harry An Enduring Power of Attorney is an important legal document that ensures if you lose your mental…

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The Effect that a ‘Typo’ can have on Statutory Demands

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

A Statutory Demand is one of the most powerful business debt collection tools available to a creditor. A Statutory Demand…

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New Body Corporate Forms

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial

By Barry van Heerden The Department of Justice has issued a new Information Sheet (Body Corporation Information) which is effective…

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When Can you Terminate a Contract?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

When can you terminate a contract for Breach?  There are two broad circumstances that give you a right at common…

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Securing a Domain Name

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

In this day and age in the business world your domain name is a crucial tool in informing customers of…

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Property Contract to Comply with New Council Law

Attwood Marshall Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Earlier this month, the Gold Coast City Council has considered a Local Law to specifically impose an obligation on private…

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No Such Thing as a FREE TV

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial

Foxtel have recently come under fire from the ACCC for television and website advertisements during the period of 12 February…

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Can you exclude your liability?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

We are all aware of exclusion clauses that appear on invoices, tickets, agreements and noticeboards.  The purpose of these exclusion…

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Outrage at use of Black Caviar name for Racehorse in South Africa – By Jeff Garrett – Partner

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, General Legal

The unwitting owners of the horse in South Africa that has been named “Black Caviar” have bowed to overwhelming public…

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What is Included in Your Purchase Contract?

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

When agents are completing the inclusions/exclusions on a sale Contract or forwarding the instructions through to the Vendor’s solicitor to…

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Are the Queensland Floods affecting you – making you unable to complete settlement of your contract?

Charles Lethbridge Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

If you are buying or selling a home in Queensland you would be aware that ‘time is of the essence’…

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Management of a Duplex Home – By Barry van Heerden – Partner

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

It appears there are still quite a few owners of duplexes in Queensland who are unaware of the fact that…

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Buying an investment property – A few points to consider

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Check what is being built around the same area: New infrastructure projects can be beneficial or detrimental to the property…

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Conveyancing: Don`t be Rushed

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

We are all very much aware of the current state of the economy and the fact that it is harder…

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Rate Cut of .25% by Reserve Bank – Welcomed by Gold Coast & Tweed Property Markets & Economy

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

The decision of the Reserve Bank to reduce interest rates by .25% is great news for the local Gold Coast…

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Imminent changes to QLD First Home Owner Grant

Jeff Garrett Residential Conveyancing

The Queensland Government has revealed that it will scrap the current First Home Owner Grant in the amount of $7,000…

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Selling your owner built home in NSW

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

If you have Owner Built your home or completed a Substantial Renovation and sub-contracted out the work to Licensed Tradesmen…

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Never too young or too old! – NSW First Home and New Home Grant – by Jacinta Bennett

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Everyone in some stage of their life would like to own a property or two and the most important thing…

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Good News for New Home Buyers – By Barry van Heerden – Partner

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

From 1 July 2012 the Transfer Duty Home Concession that was available for the purchase of homes prior 1 August…

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When can the Landlord require the Tenant to pay for water in rental premises (NSW Residential Tenancy)

Andrea McGarry General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Who pays water rates, tenant or landlord? It is interesting to note that many landlords require their tenants to pay…

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Is your commission safe, or are you missing something? By Claire McLachlan – Property Law Paralegal

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

We are happy to report the first few months of 2012 have seen the property market pick up, especially in…

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Challenging a Will based on mental capacity

April Kennedy Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

Capacity can be an emotionally charged topic, especially in relation to Dementia or Alzheimer’s and other degenerative conditions. Estate Litigation…

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ASIC slams banks for inaction and spending more money on consultants than to its customers

Georgia Taylor Bank, Finance and Super Disputes, General Legal

Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Georgia Taylor, follows-up on the ongoing behaviour of banks and their remediation programs with ASIC slamming them…

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Banks and Insurance Companies – up to their old tricks?

Georgia Taylor Bank, Finance and Super Disputes, General Legal

AFCA has been inundated with consumer complaints as customers struggle to make financial arrangements with their bank or insurance provider….

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Executors behaving badly – how should an Executor conduct themselves

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

Many people are unaware of the obligations as an Executor of an estate. Wills & Estates Senior Associate, Lucy McPherson,…

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COVID-19 changes Australian’s home ownership goals

Rachel Godden General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

With positive changes rolling out in the industry and restrictions lifting further, there is a buzz being felt in the…

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Don’t get complacent about your Will – now’s the time to get it done!

Angela Harry General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Getting your Will done has never been easier, notwithstanding the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, says Attwood Marshall Lawyers Wills &…

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Divorce and recoupling – how can this affect your Will

Lucy McPherson Family Law, General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Many people are unaware that divorce has the effect of revoking parts of a Will. Wills & Estates Senior Associate,…

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QLD legislates Regulations for COVID-19 Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

Georgia Taylor Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal, Property Law

With each state and territory taking a different approach to introducing the new Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct in the…

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NSW legislates Regulations for COVID-19 Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

Georgia Taylor Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal, Property Law

The Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct was introduced to help balance the interests of landlords and tenants and provide relief…

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Appointing Guardians and Attorneys – what can happen if you make the wrong choice

Emily Edmonds General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers, Wills & Estates Lawyer, Emily Edmonds, discusses the role Guardians and Attorneys play if you lose capacity.  …

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Policewoman wins eight-year insurance battle for TPD claim after suffering PTSD

Amy Lewis Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

A NSW Police officer has had to fight for eight years for her right to a Total Permanent and Disability…

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SUPER MISTAKE: Financial Planner faces damages claim after preparing faulty Binding Nomination

Angela Harry Estate Litigation, General Legal, Superannuation, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

A significant proportion of the wealth of people today is held in the superannuation environment and it is not uncommon…

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